1. Commit in writing to personal control of your time and office.
2. Set goals - focusing on objectives not activities, and start small - but think big.
3. Prioritize - do first things first; plan step by step.
4. Keep a time log to identify areas for improvement.
5. Learn from the past - Plan for the future - Live in the present.
6. Meetings - start on time, stay on time, end on time.
7. Use mistakes as a learning process, asking for solutions along with the problems.
8. Procrastination can only be solved through positive action. Reward yourself for avoiding it!
9. Ask three questions about paperwork.
- Will I really do anything with it?
- When will I do it?
- Where will I keep it?
10. Six planning questions to ask before you start:
- Results - What are the goals and what will be accomplished?
- Activities - What is needed to get those results?
- Priorities - What priorities are involved?
- Time Estimates - How much time will each activity take?
- Schedules - When will I do each activity?
- Flexibility - How much flexibility is warranted for uncontrollable items?
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